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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
in both the senate and the house with stakeholders from all areas of our economy and with the administration and the courts to ensure an open, deliberative thoughtful process, we held several hearings and issued two public discussion drafts in may and september of this year which led to the formal introduction of the innovation act in october. i believe that it takes the necessary steps to address abusive patent litigation. abusive patent litigation is a drag on our economy. everyone from independent inventors to startups to mid and large-sized businesses face this constant threat. the tens of billions of dollars spent on settlements and litigation expenses associated with abusive patent suits represent truly wasted capital. wasted capital that could have been used to create new jobs, fund r&d and create new innovations and technologies that promote the progress of science and useful arts. and that's what innovation is really about, isn't it? if you're able to create something, invent something new and unique, then you should be allowed to sell your product, grow your business
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
turn into discussions about jobs and the economy. the two are undeniably linked. obamacare, its unfunded mandates, broken policy incentives and tax penalty structure is exacerbating the crisis of unemployment in this country. my constituent, sandy from winston-salem, knows this firsthand. she contacted me to share how obamacare is impacting adjunct professors in north carolina community colleges. she said, our hours have been cut because of the unaffordable health care act. this legislation is the worst thing that could have happened to the average american. her story isn't unique. stories abound of community colleges working to figure out how they will manage to comply with obamacare's costly employer mandate. for some it means cutting part-time employee hours which shortchanges both workers and students. americans care about health care and they care about jobs. obamacare is the wrong solution for both. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and
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